House fire forces closure of St. Joe Road near Shoaff Park for an hour

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne firefighters battled a fire at a home Monday morning along St. Joe Road.

Firefighters responded to the 6300 block of St. Joe Road just before 8 a.m., according to official logs. North and southbound lanes of St. Joe Center Road were closed for an hour as a result.

The first unit on the scene found the one story home with smoke coming from the roof and windows. The crew searched the home for occupants and attacked the fire. Other crews arrived and assisted in controlling the fire.

After a search it was determined the house was vacant with no occupants. The fire was located in a back room addition that had burned through the floor and into the crawl space. The fire was under control in 20 minutes. No injuries were reported and the cause has not yet been determined.

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